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Decorations of Communist Afghanistan

Order of the Saur (April) Revolution, Type 1, #0998, 1978-79. In silver gilt and enamels, a massive and very impressive piece manufactured by the Soviet mint. The extremely rare early version was awarded less than 130 times by the Khalq regime prior to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan. In outstanding condition.

Order of the Star, 1st class, Type 1, 1980-1987. Extremely rare first version of the order, made prior to the 1987 change to the state emblem. In excellent condition and includes original ribbon.

Order of the Star, 2nd cl., Type 2, 1987-1992. In near mint condition and includes correct ribbon.

Afghanistan, Order of the Star, 3rd cl., Type 1, 1980-1987. In excellent condition.

Afghanistan, Order of Friendship of Nations, "Ring Reverse" variation, 1980-1992. In excellent condition.

Order of Glory, 1982-1992 issue. In excellent condition and includes scarce original ribbon.

Afghan Medal for Valor, 1980s. Outstanding condition; includes scarce regulation ribbon.

Afghanistan, Medal for Excellent Military Service, 1980-1992. In excellent condition.

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 2nd cl. (for 15 Years of Service), 1987-1992. Excellent condition. For unknown reasons, this medal is among the hardest to find among the Afghan long service series.

Afghanistan, Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 3rd cl. (for 10 Years of Service), 1987-1992. In excellent condition.

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 4th cl. (for 5 Years of Service), 1987- 1992. In near mint condition.

Medal for Selflessness (aka "Self-Sufficiency Medal"), 1982- 1992. In excellent condition. Comes with a generic replacement ribbon.

Medal for Faithfulness, 1982-1992. German silver, copper plating. Nice, typically Soviet artwork in high relief.

Medal of the Central Committee of SDJA (Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan), circa late 1970s-early 1980s. In excellent condition. A very scarce award, especially in perfect condition and with original suspension included.

Bacha Khan Medal, circa 1980s. In very fine to excellent condition. Includes perfectly preserved original ribbon.

Afghanistan, Muhammad Ayub Khan Medal, circa 1980s. Superb example with the original gilt completely intact. Includes scarce original ribbon.

Mullah Mushke-Alam Medal, circa late 1980s -1992. In excellent condition.

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